Q: Where are you located?

A: I’m based in Columbus, Ohio, but I don’t have a traditional office. Sessions are online via video; it’s like Skyping with someone in a HIPAA-compliant way.

Q: How do I schedule an appointment?

A: You can call (614) 477-5565 to schedule. You can also schedule directly online at carlgrodylisws.clientsecure.me.

Q: What are your hours?

A: Working with families is an important part of the therapeutic process, so I keep a flexible schedule to accommodate each family’s needs. That includes evenings and Saturdays.

Q: What’s your approach to therapy?

A: I use an integrated method that combines several approaches – mainly narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, structural therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I also use mindfulness, and I’m a trained group leader in the Incredible Years parenting program. My practice is online to offer flexibility and convenience to my clients.

Q: Can I use your services outside the Columbus area?

A: Yes. A benefit of having an online practice is that anyone in the state of Ohio can participate in treatment with me.

Q: Can I use your services outside of Ohio?

A: No. Ohio’s board that governs social workers limits online treatment to people physically inside the state of Ohio.

Q: Is online therapy complicated?

A: No. Once you’ve scheduled an appointment with me, I’ll e-mail you a link to a secure program where you’ll fill out your intake paperwork. When it’s time for our appointment, I’ll e-mail you a link that you click on with your computer, smart phone or tablet that starts the video session. Again, it’s just like using Skype to chat with someone in a confidential, HIPAA-compliant way.

Q: Do you take insurance?

A: No.

Q: What are your fees?

A: $100 for a 60-minute individual session. $125 for a 90-minute family session. $175 for a 90-minute couples session.

Q: Do you intervene with schools if needed?

A: Yes. I often meet with school officials and teachers on behalf of clients.

Q: What are the fees for working with schools?

A: $125 per meeting. Phone calls are billed at $75/hour.